Grub Americana

Peanut Brittle with Sorghum

This Peanut brittle is a delicious treat, perfect for the holidays or anytime you need to satify your sweet tooth. This recipe was handed down to my father from his paternal uncle who was a sorghum farmer. Made with his own sorghum syrup instead of white or bronze corn syrups, it's a sugary combination filled with plenty of roasted peanuts for crunch!

Recipe makes about 1-1/4 pounds of delicious peanut brittle

Whatcha Need:

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sorghum
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 2 cups roasted peanuts

Whatcha Do:

Melt butter in a sauce pan. Add sugar and sorghum. Mix well. Cook over medium heat stirring frequently until syrup when dipped in cold water becomes brittle. Add peanuts. Pour into 2 large greased cookie pans. Lift edges and stretch candy as thin as possible. When cool enough to handle, break into pieces. Store in tightly closed jar or tin box.